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When a Woman Ascends the Stairs


Masayuki Mori, Tatsuya Nakadai, Reiko Dan, Hideko Takamine View All


Ryz Kikushima (Writer), Mikio Naruse (Director) View All

Release: Jan. 15th, 1960
Runtime: 1 hour, 51 minutes
Keiko, whom everyone calls Mama, narrates her story: she's a hostess on the Ginza, 30, a widow. She describes life's vicious cycle: acting cheerful around drunks, dressing and living well to convey confidence, needing money for these expenses and for her demanding mother and brother, and knowing she's growing older. She's of an age when she must choose: to seek marriage (difficult given her tarnished occupation), to be a kept woman, or to borrow...
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